Pre-order the Aldi playhouse NOW! Can't get it? We've got more great buys...

This budget Aldi playhouse is the perfect lockdown must-have to keep your children active, entertained and outside – and your spend low

ALDI playhouse and climbing frame
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Yes! The Aldi playhouse has hit the shops – and can be pre-ordered now. It's an absolute lockdown/summer must-have. To your child, a playhouse/climbing frame like this may be a princess castle or a dragon-ravaged kingdom, but for any exhausted parents out there, it is also might give you a break so you can relax!

We've reviewed the best climbing frames you can buy this summer (to suit all ages and budgets) – and while the Aldi playhouse isn't as sturdy as those on our list, it IS a great budget buy you'll want to get your hands on. But be quick – it'll sell out fast. If it does? We've got plenty of alternatives, below.

Aldi playhouse

Kids' Wooden Playhouse With Slide from Aldi: £174.99 
Suitable for children between the ages of three and eight, the Aldi playhouse measures 259cm x 93cm x 241cm. The playhouse is made from beautiful untreated certified pine or spruce wood and has a simple design the will look great and not overpower your garden. It comes with a wavy slide and anchors to keep it safely in place. Pre-drilled for easy assembly, it requires a two-person assembly. Estimated dispatch within two days, it has a one year warranty.View Deal

Best Wayfair climbing frame/playhouse

Kiosk Play Tower from Wayfair: £659.99
If you're looking for a climbing frame that's sturdier, this playhouse climbing frame is it. It measures 294.6cm x 182.7cm x 120.8cm, and is made from FSC wood and redwood pine. It is not pre-drilled for assembly but does come with everything supplied. There's a 10-year anti-rot guarantee on the timber and delivery is within a week to 10 days.View Deal

Best Argos climbing frame/playhouse

Plum Bonobo 2 Wooden Climbing Frame from Argos: £575
This climbing frame comes with the addition of two swings, so you'll need a bigger garden – it measures 245cm x 314cm x 358cm. Again, it's self-assembly, and is for three years and older. There's a one year manufacturer's guarantee.

Best John Lewis climbing frame/playhouse

TP Toys Castlewood Dover Climbing Frame at John Lewis: £449.99
We love the simple style of this climbing frame/playhouse. It's a neat 287cm x 297cm x 297cm. Again, it's self-assembly, and comes with a five year manufacturer's guarantee. Delivery from three working days of your order. For three years and over.